Warsaw is unlike anywhere else in Poland. You will not find the same ambiance in other cities throughout the world, actually. If you have just a weekend, you need to definitely sort out where you want to go and pray you have a chance to return to this marvellous city at a later date.
Here is a short itinerary to help you see the best of Warsaw, the capital of Poland, on a weekend.
Palace of Culture and Science
The structure of this building—the tallest in Warsaw—is Instagram-worthy. Not only that, but the Palace of Culture and Science has over 3000 rooms. There are offices, institutions, Congress Hall, two private universities, and the Polish Academy of the Sciences housed inside. For tourists, you will want to go to the “trzydziestka,” the terrace on the 30th floor that grants you panoramic views of the city.
Warsaw Rising Museum
This museum is one of the most notable in Warsaw. Exhibitions inside tell the story of occupation and the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, as well as the post-war communist terrors. The museum has close to 1000 exhibitions and 1500 photographs and films detailing this crucial piece of history. Special events, like 3D simulations, are also occasionally available.
Lazienki Krolewskie Park Palace Complex
There is a garden, a museum, palace, and cultural, scientific, and artistic entertainment to be found at the Lazienki Krolewski Park-Palace Complex. You will find yourself spending hours here while visiting the palace, the White House ruins, the Old Orangery, and stunning pavilions scattered throughout the grounds. Romantic, relaxing, and historic. This place cannot be missed.
Fryderyk Chopin Museum
For fans of this classical composer and pianist but also of architecture and history. The Ostrogski Palace in Warsaw is part of the Fryderyk Chopin Museum. Housed inside are many valuable treasures that belonged to Chopin, including the Pleyel grand piano. The palace itself was built in the second half of the 17th century, and it is a sight to behold.
The Praga District
The remnants of WWII continue to exist in Praga, as well as a renaissance atmosphere of art and progressiveness. Praga is where you find open-air concerts, the Skaryszewski and Praski green spaces, bohemian restaurants and bars, and culture. It is the exact opposite of the romantic Old Town, making it perfect for those seeking some adventure.
Krasinski Square and Dluga Street
These two places are some the oldest, most historic sections of Warsaw. In fact, some sections date back to the Middle Ages. Here, you will find the Raczynski Palace, the Cathedral Church of the Polish Army of Mary (with absolutely gorgeous Baroque architecture), and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland.
The history of Warsaw meshes elegantly with modern construction and culture. This city is a whirlwind of arts, science, culture, and savoury food. Wherever you go, you will find something worthy of a picture or exploration. Your weekend is going to go by fast in Warsaw, so make it count and visit these attractions.
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